Tuesday July 22, 2008
Crown College: Jake Carr has been hired as the new offensive coordinator. Carr previously coached the quarterbacks at Bethel College. Chris Burke has been promoted from defensive line coach to defensive coordinator. Also, former Bethel College player Jamie Wagner has been hired as defensive graduate assistant.
Monday July 21, 2008
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Duke University: Tom Long hired as head video coordinator for football. Long, a former video assistant with the Washington Redskins, joins the Blue Devil program after working for XOS Technologies, Inc., in the technical support field. He is a 2004 graduate of Maryland where he served as a video assistant for football.
Ohio University: Ohio University has signed head coach Frank Solich to a five-year contract extension through 2013. The Bobcats finished 6-6 last season. Solich led the team to the GMAC Bowl the previous season.
Sunday July 20, 2008
Weekly Poll Result
You have 3 hours to talk ball on the grease board with one of the following. Who would you choose? 36% Pete Carroll 27% Peyton Manning 24% Mark Richt 14% Ron Jaworski (ESPN Analyst)
The Citadel: Head coach Kevin Higgins has signed a five-year contract extension that will run through 2013. Higgins led The Citadel to an impressive 7-4 overall record last season, going 4-3 in the Southern Conference. In three seasons, Higgins is now 16-17 as the head football coach at The Citadel.
Portland State: Jesse Thompson has been hired to coach the running backs at Portland State. Thompson spent last season as the running backs coach at Northern State University.
Friday July 18, 2008
North Carolina: Former Mississippi State graduate assistant, Paul Gonnella, has been hired as the director of player personnel at UNC.
North Carolina A&T: John McKenzie will be the offensive coordinator. Tayrone Odums will assume the responsibility of defensive coordinator. Myron Jackson named defensive line coach. Chris Robinson named outside linebackers coach.
Samford University: Joe Sicolla hired as director of football operations. Sicolla previously served as an assistant coach at Gulf Shores High School in Alabama.
UW-Stevens Point: Mike Heffernan hired as offensive line coach / recruiting coordinator. Heffernan coached the defensive line at Northern State in 2007. Also, Casey Morgan and Nick Venden have been hired as graduate assistant coaches.
Washington Redskins: Veteran coach Don Breaux is retiring after 27 years due to a heart condition. Breaux spent 17 years coaching in Washington.
Thursday July 17, 2008
Aurora University: Matt Kalb has been named offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach. Kalb previously held the same position at Loras College. Brandon Sturman joins the staff as the linebackers coach after spending the past two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Valparaiso University. Additionally, Luke Cutcomp has been promoted to defensive coordinator for the Spartans.
University of Houston: Wes Nurse hired as defensive quality control at Houston. Nurse previously held the position of defensive restricted earnings coach at The Citadel.
Wagner College (NY): Ivery Gaskins hired as wide receivers graduate assistant at Wagner College.